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Which historical person should Philippa Gregory write about next

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Post by SCW » Wed November 6th, 2013, 4:15 am

What about the Empress Agrippina. She had an affair with her brother, married her uncle and was murdered by her son.

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Post by Nefret » Thu November 7th, 2013, 7:25 pm

[quote=""SCW""]What about the Empress Agrippina. She had an affair with her brother, married her uncle and was murdered by her son.[/quote]

Would that be Nero's mum?
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Post by Helen_Davis » Fri March 21st, 2014, 2:41 am

[quote=""Divia""]ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Would she write about France though? Or will she only do England?[/quote]


Wouldn't France be right up her alley? Just saying... ;)

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Post by SCW » Mon September 8th, 2014, 9:31 am

New idea- how about the First Fleet coming to Australia? Lots of bodice ripping, rum and lashes. (Even melusine could pop up too)

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Post by Nefret » Wed December 10th, 2014, 2:57 am

The Lady of the Lake from Arthurian mythology?
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Post by blueemerald » Thu December 11th, 2014, 3:36 am

Rani Lakshmibai (Rani of Jhansi). Queen, rebel, warrior, leader, nationalist, and heroine in 19th century India. Frequently likened as the "Indian Joan of Arc". Plenty of action, adventure, intrigue, conflict, warring, betrayal and other historical fiction fodder.

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu December 11th, 2014, 7:11 am

BlueEmerald, I believe Michelle Moran has just finished a novel on Lakshmi. And probably did a good job of it, too!

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Post by blueemerald » Thu December 11th, 2014, 4:00 pm

[quote=""MLE (Emily Cotton)""]BlueEmerald, I believe Michelle Moran has just finished a novel on Lakshmi. And probably did a good job of it, too![/quote]

"Rebel Queen" by Michelle Moran. Looks to be coming out in HB in March '15.

Thanks for the scoop MLE! I'll certainly add it to my TBR-India list. I've enjoyed Ms. Moran's other historical fictions. "Rebel Queen" looks to be just a fit for my reading interests (colonial Britain/India).

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Post by wendy » Thu December 11th, 2014, 11:30 pm

[quote=""LCW""]Has her work gotten any better in the last few years? After reading The Other Boleyn Girl and one other of her novels, I don't even remember the title of it, PG is one of the authors I avoid.[/quote]

Really? I though TOBG was the most original take I've ever read of Anne Boleyn (and I've read a lot!) Who else has ever explained the charges Henry brought against her under the assumption that they may have been real?
The movie, however, was awful . . .
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Post by Nefret » Fri December 12th, 2014, 12:39 am

The movie of TOBG was a misuse of Eric Bana. She should write about... uh, Elizabeth I's cousin.
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We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
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- "Into Battle"
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